Learn how financial information is used to make internal decisions and communicate with stakeholders.


Learn how financial information is used to make decisions and communicate with stakeholders

Every manager, regardless of functional area, needs a basic financial understanding in order to make decisions, allocate resources, and budget expenses. Without a formal background in finance or accounting, even experienced managers may need a refresher in how to really interpret "the numbers." When you leave this course, you will recognize how financial information is used for making internal decisions as well as communicating with stakeholders.

Following this course you will be able to:

  • Understand basic financial measurements such as income statement, balance sheet, cash flow, and the difference between profit and cash
  • Recognize how applying numbers differently might lead to different conclusions, and know when to challenge and question the numbers
  • Use financial analysis measurements such as ratios and return on investment to make data driven decisions
  • Understand an organization's finances in the context of the economy, competition, regulations, and emerging customer expectations


CANCELLATIONS are subject to a ten-percent processing fee if received 5 or fewer working days before the program start. REFUNDS are not granted if you cancel on or after the first day of the program. Notice may be faxed to (612) 624-5359.

To register for all courses at once and receive a 10% discount, click on the Management Practices Certificate link below.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Financial Intelligence
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Aug 15, 2019
Twin Cities
Continuing Education & Conference Center
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $420.00
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 08, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Aug 08, 2019
Section Details
Contact: Information Center - 612-624-4000 - ccapsinfo@umn.edu
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